Re: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar

Gatwood, Elden J SAD



They all look like beer barrels.  I cannot imagine shipping whiskey that way, but beer was often stacked and blocked like that.  They did not ship beer long distances back then, but there were plenty of locations out in the high desert that took shipments of beer.  Even Hemet!


I am familiar with Los Angeles Brewing from my early days living in LA.  I even remember the abandoned siding running alongside the shipping building downtown.  Not a real clean operation!


Great shots!  Keep them coming!


Elden Gatwood


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Subject: [Non-DoD Source] [RealSTMFC] Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar


Photo: Barrels in A Boxcar

An undated photo from the Los Angeles City Public Library:


Caption: "Barrels of liquor are stacked in a railroad car, ready to be transported. The number 1 is written on the top of each barrel."

A good view of how these barrels were secured in a boxcar. It's possible these are beer barrels as they appear to be the same kind of barrels as shown in this photo, although the boxcar is not the same one:


Caption: "One man brings a barrel of Los Angeles Brewing Co. beer as two men roll the barrel on a railroad car. The barrels are stacked into the railroad car and later transported."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA

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